Pierce Brosnan’s Most Memorable Acting Roles
Iconic Roles takes a look at some of the best acting and acting-related accomplishments in both film and television.
Pierce Brosnan is one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood because of his endearing demeanor and unmistakable charisma. The Irish-American actor, 69, made his feature film debut in The Long Good Friday in 1980 and has since had a storied career spanning more than 40 years. Beginning on Friday, October 21, viewers will be able to watch Pierce Brosnan in Black Adam in his most recent portrayal as Kent Nelson, also known as Dr. Fate.
The top Pierce Brosnan acting roles are listed here.
Stuart Dunmeyer in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
A very touching tale of a parent who must don a prosthetic mask and take on the persona of Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire in order to stay with his kids was directed by Chris Columbus. Unquestionably, Robin Williams was the star of this film.
He succeeded in convincing the audience that he was Mrs. Doubtfire. But for a plot to work, the antagonist must be outstanding, and Brosnan did a fantastic job portraying the annoying Stu. At the 66th Academy Awards, the movie won the best makeup, Oscar.
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James Bond in GoldenEye (1995)
Brosnan’s most famous role almost never happened since Timothy Dalton was originally cast in the part. Brosnan was asked to play the deadly British spy after Dalton resigned. The film is directed by Martin Campbell and centers on Bond battling a criminal organization that wants to build a satellite weapon so it can rule the planet.
Many people still rank the seventeenth installment of the Bond franchise as one of the best Bond films ever made. After it made more than $350 million worldwide, Brosnan decided to return to the role of James Bond for three more movies before handing it off to Daniel Craig.
Die Another Day, his final outing as Bond, was the greatest box office total in the series up to that point. Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, and Joe Don Baker were also included in the cast.
Thomas Crown in The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Following in Steve McQueen‘s footsteps as the wealthy art thief Thomas Crown wasn’t an easy feat for Brosnan. Brosnan collaborated with Rene Russo in the same-named remake, which John McTiernan directed. The chemistry between them was excellent, matching the performance McQueen and Faye Dunaway gave in 1968.
According to the plot, Crown steals a priceless painting, which sets off a cat-and-mouse chase with NYPD Detective Michael McCann. Both critics and viewers liked the movie, which solidified Brosnan’s reputation as an endearing charmer.
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Julian Noble in The Matador (2005)
Although it may not have been his most well-known role, Pierce Brosnan had one of his best acting performances in this movie. Noble is a dejected hitman going through a midlife crisis that is endangering his career.
The Irish actor proved he had the talent to step away from James Bond and add a variety of nuanced characters to a mostly static role. Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, and Philip Baker Hall were all featured in the movie that Richard Shephard directed. For this part, Brosnan was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor.
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Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia! (2008)
As one of the three potential fathers for Meryl Streep’s daughter in Mamma Mia!, Brosnan tested himself by using his singing abilities on stage. Although Brosnan’s vocal rendition of ABBA’s best hits was not well appreciated, his acting more than made up for it, creating a memorable and endearing figure.
Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsg rd, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, and Christine Baranski were all part of the ensemble cast. The critically acclaimed musical outperformed its $52 million production budget with box office receipts of approximately $600 million. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the film’s 2018 sequel, stars Pierce Brosnan as the endearing architect.
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